Slipping or missing gear tooth when raising/lowering

Discussion in 'Roof/Floor Repair & Maintenance' started by Curds301, Mar 18, 2021.

  1. Curds301

    Curds301 New Member

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    **Edit: I accidentally posted in this forum vs lift systems sorry**
    Hi All,

    We have just picked up a 2004 Fleetwood Carmel which is in really nice condition, aside from the mechanism to raise/lower the top. It feels and sounds like there is either a misalignment, sipping or missing gear tooth that makes a "ping" sound every few rotations of the crank.

    My question is, how accessible are the gears for this system and has anyone replaced or fixed a similar issue?
     
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  2. j3rry

    j3rry New Member

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    im not sure if its the same or not, but I found out that the pin that holds the "tooth" for the ratchet was compromised. this caused the tooth to be out of alignment and only catch on one corner. This would make it skip every once and a while, then eventually this caused a complete failure of the lift mechanism. all I had to do was take the pin out and run a bolt through that held the pin at the proper angle.
     

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